President Trump’s administration took a moment today in the afternoon to observe the first total solar eclipse to pass over the United States from one coast to the other since 1918.
White House pool reporter Ted Mann, from the Wall Street Journal, tweeted updates from Washington D.C. which was not in the path of totality and saw a partial solar eclipse that peaked at 2:42 p.m ET.
American scientists warned during the lead-up to the solar eclipse that looking directly at the sun during the phenomenon could result in permanent eye damage, but according to Mann, President Trump at the sun despite a shouted warning.
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) August 21, 2017
As he did this, someone in a crowd of aides below shouted “Don’t look.” pic.twitter.com/dtfSLEzcAZ
— Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) August 21, 2017
Pres Trump gives the eclipse a thumbs up. pic.twitter.com/kSmkAynYp9
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 21, 2017